Following the collation of expressions of interest from clubs, the Wiltshire Youth Cricket League has now communicated further information to help facilitate under 9s club cricket in 2021.
Message from Wiltshire Youth Cricket League
Attached is a list of clubs (with their Under 9 contact) that expressed an interest in organising Under 9 cricket.
Please use this list to organise Under 9 festivals/matches with local clubs.
If any other clubs would like to be added to the list then please let me know.
As mentioned before, please also bear in mind the ECB guidance on festivals:
Tournaments and festivals can take place subject to a COVID risk assessment and full compliance with social distancing and legal gathering size limits on and off the field.
Based on the need for festivals to be carefully risk assessed, and in order to ensure that events do not become so large as to make social distancing a difficulty, it is Wiltshire Cricket’s recommendation that large Under 9 festivals, as we would have experienced pre Covid, should not take place in 2021.
Wiltshire Cricket and the Wiltshire Youth Cricket League recommend that Under 9 cricket either takes place between two clubs. i.e. as a normal fixture, or in a localised festival format, e.g. 4 clubs join together to each take it in turns to host a festival. At each festival there would then be 4 teams who would play round robin matches across 2 pitches. Alternatively, 2 clubs could join together to hold a 4 team festival with each club providing 2 teams.
Kind Regards - Wiltshire Youth Cricket League